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Don't let surfing become a crime at the Cape!

Your voice is needed to continue surfing the Cape! An Oregon Marine Board received a petition for a proposed rule change which would make operation of a surfboard within 1100 feet of the cape whenever dory rigs and trailers are parked on the beach a violation.

A public comment period is open and the Marine Board is accepting written comments on this matter until June 3, 2015. The easiest way to express your concern is to sign the Surfrider petition. But your personal comments are also encouraged! The OSP advocates education and cooperation to achieve safety for all, not rules that will surely incite conflict and further endager all parties concerned. There has got to be a better way to keep surfers safe, yet avoids making surfing a crime. Can't we start with better signage or flag system (similar to what lifeguards use all over the globe) that marks the dory zone which would warn surfers and pedestrians on the beach of the dory activity?

PLEASE NOTE, the proposed rule did NOT come from the Dorymans Association, but rather an individual. Hating on the fisherman is not going to save our right to surf. Let's find a reasonable and enforceable solution or we're all wasting our time!

Send your written comments to:

June LeTarte,
Rules Coordinator
435 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Fax: 503-378-4597

The Cape is a truly special place for ocean and beach recreational users, a premiere destination for surfers and dory fishermen alike. Act now by reading on for more information, sign the petition and/or send written comments to keep surfing from becoming a crime at the Cape!


Partay at the Soiree

On Thursday, May 7th the Surfrider Portland Chapter is hosting the 3rd Annual Soiree at the Holocene. Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, the fundraiser will include Surf Films, Art Show, DJ Short Change, Silent Auction, Raffle and much more! Proceeds will benefit the Portland Chapter of Surfrider’s Clean Water Campaign!

Date: May 7th, 6:00pm
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., Portland
Cost: $15


Time to get your push on, 'cause the P-Town Throwdown is back!

This will be the 11th Anniversary of the legendary Mt.Tabor to Sellwood Park Skateboard Race presented by Eastside Longboards.

This event is a charitable food drive for OREGON FOOD BANK to help the hungry in Portland. They collected 1,800+ pounds of food last year. Going for ONE TON this year! Registration and Food collection will be at the lower parking lot on the North side of Mt.Tabor Park. (Next to the bathrooms and basketball courts). Raffle tickets for prizes will be given only to RACERS who have signed the liability waiver. Odds are high of winning some killer prizes! But even if you don't race, please stop by and make a food donation. We'd love to see them reach their 1-Ton goal!

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Water Quality Advisories

Advisory Alerts: No poo for you.

State officials advise that the status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, please visit the Beach Monitoring Program website or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 toll-free.

Visit The Green Room for more info on Oregon's coastal waters testing program. Fan Club

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